August 15, 2022 Minutes of Special Meeting
The Board of Trustees of Illinois Valley Community College District No. 513 convened a special session (Board Retreat) at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 15, 2022 in the Board Room (C307) at Illinois Valley Community College.
Members Physically Present
Everett J. Solon, Chair
Jay K. McCracken, Vice Chair
Angela M. Stevenson, Secretary
Amy L. Boyles
Jane E. Goetz
Maureen O. Rebholz
William F. Hunt
Austin F. Dille, Student Trustee (left at 6:22 p.m.)
Members Virtually Present
Members Telephonically Present
Others Physically Present
Jerry Corcoran, President
Walt Zukowski, Attorney
Jim Reed, ICCTA Executive Director (left at 7:00 p.m.)
Others Virtually Present
Mr. Solon called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.
Mr. Solon informed of the following: Provisions within Section 7(e) of the Open Meetings Act, allowing for Board meetings to be virtual and without requiring the physical presence of a quorum of the members, continue to apply to our Board meetings due to (a) Governor Pritzker’s most recent disaster proclamation; and (b) my determination that in-person meetings are not practical or prudent (for all board members and members of the public) because of the disaster. It is the custom and practice of the college to record Board meetings and the meeting was being recorded both audio and video. Anyone joining the meeting virtually, please mute until you are ready to speak.
Mr. Solon requested a motion and a roll call vote at 5:31 p.m. to enter into a closed session to discuss: 1) self-evaluation, practices and procedures or professional ethics, when meeting with a representative of a statewide association of which the public body is a member and 2) the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body. Motion made by Dr. Rebholz and seconded by Ms. Stevenson to enter into a closed session.
Student Advisory Vote: – “Aye” – Mr. Dille. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”– Ms. Stevenson, Mr. McCracken, Dr. Rebholz, Dr. Boyles, Ms. Goetz, Mr. Hunt and Mr. Solon. “Nay” – none. Motion carried. The Board immediately entered into closed session at 5:32 p.m.
Motion made by Dr. Boyles and seconded by Ms. Goetz to return to the regular meeting.
Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”– Ms. Stevenson, Mr. McCracken, Dr. Rebholz, Dr. Boyles, Ms. Goetz, Mr. Hunt and Mr. Solon. “Nay” – none. Motion carried. The regular meeting resumed at 7:28 p.m.
POSSIBLE APPOINTMENT OF SEARCH CONSULTANT
Motion made by Mr. McCracken and seconded by Ms. Goetz to appoint Dr. James E. Carlson as a search consultant and assist in carrying out the president’s succession plan, subject to a mutually agreeable contract.
Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”– Ms. Stevenson, Mr. McCracken, Dr. Rebholz, Dr. Boyles, Ms. Goetz, Mr. Hunt and Mr. Solon. “Nay” – none. Motion carried.
Ms. Goetz informed that she plans to attend the ICCTA meeting on Friday and Saturday, September 9 and 10 in Springfield. She invited other Trustees who are interested in attending to join her.
Mr. Solon declared the meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.